Can you wear a "waist trainer" after flank lipo? (photo)
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Liposuction After Care Garment
Most important advice is to listen to your surgeon's advice as he best knows how much fat was removed, the elasticity that remains in your skin and amount of skin redundancy.
I recommend my patients wear their garments for a minimum of 3 weeks full time then for 12 hrs (day or night). if not a lot of redundant skin following liposuction to a maximum of 6 weeks. To be effective the garment needs to fit snug but not too tight as to cause pressure problems (inspect your skin if discomfort and when skin is exposed), or prevent you from sleeping. As the edema resolves it is common for patients to switch to a smaller garment that fits - A Spanx type garment would work rather than ordering one or paying more at your doctor;'s office.
Liposuction requires compression garments for three main reasons:
it restricts the amount of edema that forms and hastens its resolution by mechanical pressure
It decreases the amount of bruising
It assists the loose skin in retracting or shrinking
Waist trainer after liposuction
Show your surgeon the garment and ask if you can use this.
The stiff support is likely to be painful - but s/he might be willing to let you try it.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Hope you found this answer helpful. Best wishes.
Waist trainer after flank lipo?
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